Mexican Avocado Boats

Serves 2

20 Minute Prep Time

By Vega on February 11, 2014 , categorized in Sides & Appies, Snacks

Halfed avocados stuffed with quinoa, black beans, red pepper, red onion and cilantro sitting on cutting board with an avocado cut in half in the background

Looking for an escape from the chilly winter months? Jump on board with us and take a quick trip south of the border with these fun and easy-to-make avocado boats. Surf, sand, and sunblock not included!


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Dressing Ingredients :
  • Juice of one lime
  • 3 Tbsp Vega® Antioxidant Omega Oil Blend
  • 2 tsp agave nectar (or your favorite sweetener)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ⅛ tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cut avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh (being careful to keep each half whole).

  2. In a medium sized bowl toss quinoa, black beans, red pepper, red onion, and fresh cilantro.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.

  4. Toss quinoa mixture with the dressing until well coated.

  5. Fill each avocado half with the quinoa mixture and serve immediately.


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